Peacemaker Fan Spots a Black Adam Easter Egg

An eagle-eyed Peacemaker fan catches a reference to Black Adam in the fourth episode of the DC Extended Universe series.

WARNING: The following article contains minor spoilers for “The Choad Les Traveled”, the fourth episode of Peacemaker, streaming now on HBO Max.

The last episode of Peacemaker, James Gunn’s HBO Max series set in the DC Extended Universe, features a subtle reference to Jaume Collet-Serra’s upcoming DCEU film black adam, which is slated to hit theaters this summer.

In the fourth and final episode of Peacemaker, “The Choad Less Traveled”, there is a scene in which a policeman is seen reading a newspaper. As one eagle-eyed user on the r/DC_Cinematic subreddit pointed out, one of the homepage titles refers to both “Intergang” and the “Nation of Kahndaq.”

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In the original DC comics, Intergang is a criminal organization armed with technology provided by the New Gods of Apokolips. In July 2021, black adam Star Sarah Shahi – who plays Adrianna Tomaz, aka Isis – has confirmed that Intergang will indeed have a role in the upcoming film. Meanwhile, Kahndaq is a fictional country in the Sinai Peninsula ruled and protected by Black Adam himself.

Even though their respective lead characters never meet on screen, it seems rather fitting that Peacemaker of all projects would feature a nod to the next black adam movie. After all, Christopher Smith/Peacemaker is played by John Cena, while Teth-Adam/Black Adam is played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Both actors got their start as wrestlers for WWE, with Johnson being one of the biggest stars of the Attitude Era before Cena defined the Ruthless Aggression Era. The two era-defining superstars even faced off for a main event duology WrestleMania games in 2012 and 2013.

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Peacemaker revolves around the events of Gunn’s 2021 DCEU film The Suicide Squad, with Cena reprising his role as the chauvinistic anti-hero who was shot in the throat by Bloodsport (Idris Elba), but still managed to kick out before the Grim Reaper counted to three. The show premiered its first three episodes on HBO Max on Thursday, January 13. Episode 4 was released yesterday, January 20. Peacemaker Season 1 is expected to be eight episodes in total and will end on February 17.

During this time, black adam set to hit theaters on Friday, July 29, serving as a spin-off to the 2019 DCEU movie directed by Zachary Levi Shazam!. It follows Johnson’s Black Adam, the wandering sorcerer shazam champion. Besides Intergang, black adam is set to introduce the Justice Society of America to the DCEU. What’s more, The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker Star Jennifer Holland is rumored to reprise her role as Emilia Harcourt in black adam. Somewhere else, Shazam! is currently heading for a direct sequel in the form of Shazam! Fury of the gods, which is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.

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The first four episodes of Peacemaker are streaming now on HBO Max, with new episodes debuting Thursdays. During this time, black adam is set to hit theaters on July 29.

Source: Reddit

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